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  • Procurement and Payment Services Strategy Consultation

    The new Procurement Strategy sets out the themes that will underpin all strategic Procurement and Payment service activity for the period 2018 through to 2023. An annual report will record and publicise our performance and achievements in delivery of the strategy with the strategy itself... More
    Opened 22 September 2017
  • Childcare Fees

    Every year we are asked to respond to the national survey from the Family and Childcare Trust. The information enables them to calculate average childcare prices, and availability levels, throughout the UK. The figures are used by UK governments, by the media, by some providers and by... More
    Opened 21 November 2017
  • School Estate consultation in relation to proposal to close St Margaret's RC Primary School in Hawick

    Details of the Proposal It is proposed that, subject to the outcome of this statutory consultation process as set out in the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 as amended: St.Margaret's RC Primary School in Hawick is closed; and Children currently attending St.Margaret's... More
    Opened 22 November 2017
  • Youth Chex Application 2018

    Youth Chex is a grant scheme for young people aged 8 - 26, living, learning or working in the Scottish Borders who are looking to organise projects or events which celebrate the Year of Young People 2018. Guidance notes be found via the link below. Paper copies of the form can be requested... More
    Opened 1 December 2017
  • Year of Young People 2018 Survey

    2018 is the Year of Young People. It aims to to inspire Scotland through its young people, celebrating their achievements, valuing their contribution to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine locally, nationally and globally. If you want to find out more about the... More
    Opened 14 December 2017
  • ELC Expansion Workforce Survey

    INFORMATION AND QUESTIONNAIRE FOR SCOTTISH BORDERS COUNCIL EARLY LEARNING AND CHILDCARE STAFF IN SCHOOL NURSERIES Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) has changed rapidly over the last few years. As well as a name change from pre-school, parents/carers are offered more hours available to a... More
    Opened 11 January 2018
  • Early Years and Alcohol and Drugs Issues

    The purpose of this questionnaire is to collate information on the training needs of early years workers who may encounter people experiencing drug and alcohol problems and children impacted by parental alcohol and drug use. More
    Opened 5 February 2018
  • Festive waste and recycling collections communications survey

    We want to know how you found out about the waste and recycling collection changes during the festive period More
    Opened 9 February 2018
  • Mental Health Transformation 2018

    We are undertaking a process of consultation to consider how our mental health service should be delivered to ensure it is fit for purpose for the future. As part of this work, we are keen to gather your views, we have already undertaken a number of workshops across the Borders... More
    Opened 14 February 2018
  • Youth Chex - The Big Vote

    Welcome to the Scottish Borders Youth Chex YOYP2018 fund voting site. Youth Chex is a grant scheme for young people decided by young people. This vote is your opportunity to decide which 5 projects receive support for their YOYP2018 project. Voting opens Friday 16th February and will... More
    Opened 16 February 2018
  • Don't Buy It Don't Supply It underage drinking campaign - communications survey

    To measure how people heard about the Don't Buy It, Don't Supply It underage drinking awareness campaign run over the festive period. More
    Opened 21 February 2018
  • Future Plans for Secondary School Provision

    Scottish Borders Council is seeking views on future plans for secondary school provision in Galashiels, Hawick, Peebles and Selkirk More
    Opened 13 March 2018
  • Localities Bid Fund Evaluation

    The purpose of the Localities Bid Fund (LBF) is to support community groups to develop ideas or projects which improve the lives of people living in the Scottish Borders. The decision as to which groups will be awarded funding is made via a public vote. This process is called participatory... More
    Opened 21 March 2018
  • Management Rules for Public Libraries

    Under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 the Council is able to create and operate a set of Management Rules for Public Libraries which define the way the service should be used and the conduct of the people using the service. This includes library membership, periods of borrowing, charges,... More
    Opened 22 March 2018
  • Z - Closed - Draft Physical Disability Strategy Consultation

    The Physical Disability Strategy is to assist in providing a fairer Scottish Borders for people with a physical disability or long-term condition and their carers. The Draft Physical Disability Strategy, including an easy read version, plus other details regarding living with a physical... More
    Opened 3 April 2018
  • Review of Scottish Borders Licensing Board Policy Statement

    The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 previously required Licensing Boards to review and publish a Statement of its Licensing Policy every 3 years. The Policy provides guidance for the Board, applicants and anyone with an interest in alcohol licensing in relation to how alcohol sales are regulated in... More
    Opened 8 May 2018
  • Future Plans for Primary School Provision in Earlston

    Scottish Borders Council is seeking views on future plans for Primary School Provision in Earlston More
    Opened 10 May 2018
  • Z - Closed - Caring Together – Supporting Carers in the Scottish Borders Strategy Consultation

    Caring Together sets out to support carers’ health and wellbeing and to help make caring more sustainable for carers in the Scottish Borders. It aims to build on work that has been achieved by previous strategies and underpins the future development of support, information and advice services... More
    Opened 14 May 2018
  • Parking in the Scottish Borders

    The purpose of this survey is to establish any issues in relation to short-term public car parking in the Scottish Borders. The information gathered will be submitted to a short-term Working Group on Parking Issues which has been set up by Scottish Borders Council and which will report in Autumn... More
    Opened 21 May 2018
  • Scottish Borders Household Survey

    We had been made aware that some questions in this survey were incompatible with some Apple devices. We have now rectified this problem. Thank you for your patience. Scottish Borders Council would like to hear your views about issues such as quality of life in the Borders, your... More
    Opened 20 June 2018
  • Taxi Fare Review 2018

    The law states that The Council as licensing authority is required in terms of Section 17 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 to review the scales for fares and other charges in connection with the hire of a taxi at intervals not exceeding 18 months of the last review. More
    Opened 2 July 2018
  • Local BSL Plans

    The Scottish Government wants to make Scotland the best place in the world for (British Sign Language) BSL users to live, learn, work and visit. This means that people whose first or preferred language is BSL will be fully involved in daily and public life in Scotland, as active, healthy... More
    Opened 8 August 2018
  • Local Biodiversity Action Plan

    The LBAP is identified as proposed Supplementary Guidance in the Local Development Plan. The LBAP informs the Council’s Supplementary Guidance for biodiversity and Policy EP3 Local Biodiversity. The purpose of the updated LBAP is to protect and enhance biodiversity in Scottish Borders, taking... More
    Opened 4 September 2018
  • Proposed sale of Common Good land at South Common, Selkirk to Scottish Water

    Under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 the local authority is required to consult with the local community when it is planning to dispose of common good property. The proposed sale of common good land at South Common Farm, Selkirk is to accommodate a new Clear Water Tank. This... More
    Opened 1 October 2018
  • LDP2 - Main Issues Report

    We have produced the Main Issues Report (MIR), which is a forerunner to the Council’s forthcoming Local Development Plan (LDP2). The MIR identifies key development and land use issues which the LDP2 must address. It sets out what are considered to be the Council’s preferred options for... More
    Opened 8 November 2018
  • Z - Closed - Carers: Living Well in the Scottish Borders 2019-22 Consultation

    We would like your comments on the draft plan for carers for the period 2019-22. It is called Carers: Living Well in the Scottish Borders 2019-22. This plan is mainly for adult carers, and a plan is also being prepared outlining aims and actions specifically to support Young Carers. It aims... More
    Opened 26 November 2018
  • Consultation on Encouraging Housing Development in the Scottish Borders

    The Housing Supply Strategy has been developed to help better understand how Scottish Borders Council and it's partners can more effectively respond to the challenge of increasing the supply of new and suitable housing for the local area, while acheiving our strategic vision for housing growth in... More
    Opened 7 January 2019
  • Proposal to close Ettrick Primary School

    Details of the Proposal It is proposed, subject to the outcome of this statutory consultation process as set out in the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 as amended, that: Ettrick Primary School is permanently closed; and If the school is closed, the catchment area for... More
    Opened 4 March 2019
  • Proposal to close Hobkirk Primary School

    Details of the Proposal It is proposed, subject to the outcome of this statutory consultation process as set out in the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 as amended, that: Hobkirk Primary School is permanently closed; and If the school is closed, the catchment area for... More
    Opened 7 March 2019
  • Consultation on the Scottish Borders Affordable Warmth and Home Energy Efficiency Strategy

    Scottish Borders Council is committed to creating a region that is fair for everyone and where we all have an equal and positive chance to succeed. Tackling fuel poverty will be a key step towards achieving this. Our aim is to provide affordable warmth and healthy homes for everyone living in the... More
    Opened 13 March 2019
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